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Wharf dispute reprieve brings relief for cotton industry
03
Jun '11
As work returns to normal on Australian docks following resumption of talks in the Patricks/MUA dispute, the work undertaken by the cotton industry in clearly demonstrating the potential flow on impacts from this dispute were readily recognised, appears to have paid dividends.

Cotton Australia CEO Adam Kay says last week's early return to work by MUA members, who had threatened a seven day disruption, was due to the high profile taken by the cotton industry, making clear the potential impact that prolonged industrial action would have during harvest time.

“Nobody wanted this dispute to develop into industrial action, so we thank the MUA for listening and returning to work, when the cotton industry made clear the potential adverse implications for time sensitive commodities like cotton exports during our harvest season.” Mr Kay said.

The campaign to ensure the interests of cotton were understood by all parties in the dispute was a joint undertaking between Cotton Australia and the Australian Cotton Shippers Association.

ACSA took on the direct challenge, going on the front foot with the media and gaining significant coverage, while Cotton Australia applied pressure with a concentrated lobbying effort.

Australian Cotton Shippers Director, Arthur Spellson says the next two months will be the critical time for cotton to be picked, transported to wharfs and exported, leaving no room for any further industrial action which could seriously compromise Australian cotton's international reputation for on-time and on-schedule delivery to overseas mills and manufacturers.

Cotton Australia

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